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The motion

By Sillu
I made the shutter to bulb mode and left it for 15 minutes to take this photo so i can make the star show the movment , i used my car as a point of focus

Tags: Peugeot Wildlife and nature Starscape

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dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
16 Dec 2017 10:27AM
Composition is really hard in such low light - though it's more likely to be possible with an Alpha 7 than with most things!

There are one or two loose ends, compositionally - if the car on the right is going to be in shot, I want to see the ground under its wheels!

Really, I think I want to simplify, and so I've cropped, and also cloned out the trafficator and wheel arch, and the wire across the bottom right. This leaves rather a lot of car compared with the sky, and I think I'd have preferred a shot looking up more.

It's a common problem that a photographer doesn't want to leave out seomthign htat is lovely, and so images often contain too many elements that don't contribute to the image - a lovely sky when the picture is about trees, or foregroudn detail when it's a distant view that the viewer wants to see. Here, I think that you were too taken with the idea of a Merc as a beautiful object...

Another possible concern, for some viewers, is that a Mercedes carries a lot of freight as a symbol - it's a brand with more image than performance (as many owners in England have found in the last week, with snow on the roads). Including a Mercedes in any picture gives an impression of luxury, wealth and power. Having it as such a dominant part of the picture may convey the feeling that it is more important than the stars - so my question to you is whether you wanted that as part of the message of your picture?
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2157 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2017 4:52PM
The car is too dark and dominant, Sylvester. The stars are surely the important part of the image, and these are well captured.
There is also a wire across the sky, which diminishes the impact of the sky.

I see some pampas grass (?) in the background, and this would have made a fine bit of foreground interest for your stars. Look around, see what you can find to complement your stars, not detract from them.

paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2017 5:07PM
All said above. A good try at something different, which I do applaud, but I'm not sure the end product is terribly eye catching. What would you actually now do with it?

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
17 Dec 2017 2:02PM
Its a very nice try; you got the centre aligned well for the rotation.


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